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  • ZH100

    Good morning all.

    Excellent article about Gov.Palin’s record of accomplishments.
    —————-

    ‘Who Is the Real Sarah Palin?’

    From the article:

    Executive Authority and Success

    Palin was the first female and youngest governor to be elected in Alaska, which is tied for the second most powerful governorship in the United States, according to Thad Beyle, a political scientist at the University of North Carolina.
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    Budgeting and Spending

    Palin cut state spending between 2007 and 2010 by 9.5% while also reducing federal earmark requests by more than 80% during her tenure. She used her line-item veto to cut more than a quarter billion in superfluous spending in both 2007 and 2008. In 2009, she instituted a temporary hiring freeze, while at the same time reducing spending by more than 33% between FY2009 and FY2010.

    In stark contrast to President Obama and other governors whose fiscal records are dogged by credit downgrades, Palin left Alaska with an improved credit rating during and following her tenure as governor.  Standard & Poor’s raised Alaska’s credit rating from AA to AA+ in April 2008. Then in 2010, both Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s upgraded Alaska to AAA for the first time in the state’s history due to policies enacted by Palin that made the state’s finances more than solvent.  
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    Jobs

    Under Palin’s leadership, Alaska was 2nd in job growth, and 3rd in the change in its unemployment rate, compared to the other states. Alaska also saw a record number of oil jobs in both 2008 and 2009, while natural resource and logging jobs increased 13.7% during Palin’s tenure.

    In fact, Palin’s record on jobs compared to the country as a whole was stronger than the President’s and other prominent governors’ during their respective tenures
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    Business Growth

    Alaska was an opportunity society under Palin. Alaska moved up from the 4th most business tax-friendly state to the 3rd most business tax-friendly state during her tenure.

    Palin was a firm believer in tax cuts. In addition to lowering unemployment insurance tax rates, she cut business license fees in half, suspended the state motor fuel tax, and signed legislation, allowing Alaska-based businesses the same opportunities as out-of-state businesses. All of this was consistent with her record as Mayor of Wasilla, where she eliminated small business inventory taxes and cut property tax mill levies every year she was in office.
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    Energy

    Energy issues are Palin’s forte, and her record proves it. In 2007, Governor Palin signed ACES—Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share—a net tax on oil profits that was passed in a bipartisan and transparent manner. ACES replaced the corruption-tainted oil tax plan of the previous administration, which was passed in secret and ultimately lead to the federal indictment of several Alaskan state officials and oil company personnel. Furthermore, ACES provided oil companies with incentives to develop. The progressivity of the tax meant producers were protected when oil prices were low, but the interest of the resource owners—the people of Alaska—were appropriately protected as well to achieve a fair return for their resource.

    Most importantly, ACES led to jobs, increased development, and a huge surplus for Alaska.

    Perhaps Palin’s biggest energy achievement was spearheading the creation of the Alaska natural gas pipeline. After five decades of unsuccessful attempts by Alaskan administrations to bring a gas pipeline project into existence, Palin and her team introduced the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act (AGIA) in March 2007. AGIA passed the Legislature by a vote of 57-1 in May of that year.

    Unlike the behind-closed-doors cronyism of past administrations, Palin’s AGIA legislation was conducted out in the open and made use of a genuine free-market competitive bidding process. Palin’s AGIA placed not only Alaska, but also the nation, further on the path toward energy independence.

    Palin played hardball with the big oil companies in her state. According to the Alaska state constitution, Alaskans are the resource owners in their state; and it was Palin’s duty as their CEO to get the best deal for Alaskans while at the same time partnering with these oil companies for the mutual benefit of all.
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    Ethics Reform and Transparency

    Ethics reform was the hallmark of Palin’s governorship. She was swept into office on a reform message in a state with a serious corruption problem. Alaska at the time was undergoing a federal investigation that culminated in the indictment of various corrupt lawmakers. Palin had made a name for herself as an ethics crusader when she chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservative Commission and blew the whistle on fellow commissioner and state GOP head Randy Ruedrich for doing party business on state time. This resulted in Ruedrich receiving a $12,000 fine—the largest civil fine for ethics in the state’s history. Alaskans respected the fact that Palin was not afraid of taking on the establishment of her own party.

    As governor, Palin fought for and signed sweeping bipartisan ethics legislation, which restricted lobbyists, improved disclosure laws, and improved executive and legislative branch ethics laws. In the face of corruption, she continued to take on her own party when it was necessary. She also increased transparency by releasing her oil tax bill to her constituents 17 days prior to the special legislative session, opening up natural gas pipeline deals to all potential parties, putting the state checkbook online, and not allowing lobbyists in her office.
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    Education

    Palin forward funded education to allow districts greater flexibility, supported increased vocational training and early education funding, opened up opportunity to Alaskan students to participate in regional medical schools, and increased overall funding for special needs education by 175% (before she herself became the mother of son with special needs). Believing that the best reform was close to home, Palin wisely also chose to monitor rather than participate in national standards for education.
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    Health Care

    Palin introduced health care transparency legislation that established an Alaska health care information office to give consumers factual information on quality and cost to help them make better-informed health care decisions. Recognizing that health care must be market-and business-driven, rather than restricted by government, Palin proposed repeal of Certificate of Need—a layer of bureaucracy that prevents medical facility development. She established the Alaska Health Strategies Planning Council, reduced Medicaid assessments by 83%, and expanded Alaska’s SeniorCare benefits program for low-income seniors.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/05/07/who-is-the-real-sarah-palin

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thank you, ZH, and good morning!

      • ZH100

         You are welcome, Brianus and good morning!

  • BrianusBerkleianus

    My Dear Friends in Sarah,

    Happy Monday to you all!!

    Below is letter B in the "Latin Sarah" series, which I am presenting again from last spring and summer.

    God bless you all always!!

    DEO VOLENTE SARAH 2016!!!

    Brianus

    SARAH BOREALIS: SARAH OF THE NORTH/NORTHERN SARAH

    Lady of the North Country, of the Fair and Far North Country… Lady of the Land of the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights; and indeed she is herself a Northern Light, matching in effulgence and effervescence that celestial phenomenon that is one of the brightest jewels in the crown of glory of the forty-ninth State … O Alaska, Alaska, keeper of the flame of those virtues that were once the common property and possession of the Lower Forty-Eight: A Spirit of Independence, of Self-Reliance, of Hardihood, of Courage, of Imagination, of Daring, of Adventure … of Love … now, O Alaska, in the person of your most illustrious daughter, you are offering back to America those firm, adamantine foundation stones upon which we can rebuild our Republic… she was hidden away for many a year in the forests and fields of the North …now she stands revealed before all the land, pointing, pointing, pointing ever North …O America, you were once told to "Go West, Young Country" …but today, today, the cry of Sarah Borealis does not point to the West, but rather to the New and Final Frontier of the North: It is now "Go North, Go ever North, America; recover the fortitude and fearlessness of thy youth"… Mount on high, go verily North, North to Alaska, but even beyond Alaska, beyond the North Pole, beyond even the North Star, to the TRUE NORTH of all your highest and loftiest and most noble aspirations … says the noble Sarah, Daughter of the North, "Go ever Northward, my America; Never Ever Surrender … Mount to the Stars … Go North!!!"

    • jester2939

      Morning, Brianus! How are you coming on your "Going Rogue" commentary? I know that’s a big project, but I really enjoy it!

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Good morning, Jessica, and thank you for your gracious words!!

        I will definitely be continuing with the commentaries on each page of Going Rogue!!  However, I may not be able to resume until after the Christmas season.

        God bless!

        • jester2939

          Yay!!! I’ll look forward to it in the new year. I’ll be gone myself for two and a half weeks, so I understand you can’t get to it now :D

          • BrianusBerkleianus

            :-) !!

    • Kathleen

      Lovely, Brianus, lovely.  I like this very much.

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Thank you and God bless, Kathleen!!

  • Pete Petretich

    "Men Find Careers in Collecting Disability"
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/12/03/men_find_careers_in_collecting_disability_116308.html

    I know a guy who’s doing this. Last time I saw him he looked fit as a fiddle.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, Pete—sad and immoral!!

      What a contrast Sarah and Todd and their whole family make.

      As we all know, among myriads of other accomplishments, the Governor once continued to work on the Palin fishing boat when she had suffered TWO OR THREE BROKEN FINGERS.

      GUTS, GRIT, GOODNESS … and evetually GLORY, as our POTUS and as the Mother of Her Country!

      God bless!!

    • golfmom3

      They come to the doctor asking for certification.  At the risk of cliche’, white, middle class, approaching 60, recently laid off, moderately overweight, high school education, worried about not getting hired back at the level of pay seniority earned.  They want their social security and are worried it won’t be there for them if they take another job.  As to be expected they claim depression and anxiety and low back pain — and they whine and cry (seriously) and see this as their only way out.

      It is sad — pathetic, really.  The disability check won’t do much for the sadness and subconscious worthlessness that will haunt the rest of their days. The next chapter is even worse — the drugs, which they snowed the doctor to get, are no longer enough — but they are cash money. . .

      • lanahi

        Disability doesn’t help their future Social Security earnings, if any, either, since their SS benefits are based on work record.

    • jerseyflash

      Good comment Pete…Insurance companies have investigaters to check on thier policy holders who are on disability…why NOT the government ?????…WASTE-FRAUD AND ABUSE…
      I make this comment because one of my B-in-L who works for a County in NJ…has an on going claim with the County…HE HURT-HIMSELF PUSHING A LANW MOWER at a County park…he works on this doctors car most of the time…needed a medical slip…doctor wrote one up…he has been… on again-off again… on disability for the last 25 YEARS…????…as Rush says…ASK SANTA and it will come for a long time and in most cases….FOREVER !!!!!!…the kicker is…my brother-in-law BOWL’S 3 times a week and go’s all over the country in bowling tournments??? 

  • ZH100

    ‘Setting the Record Straight – Sarah Palin and Sex Education’

    From the article:

    "NPR got it wrong back in 2008. As did the The Washington Post, MSNBC, ABC News and The Wallstreet Journal .Unfortunately, many feminists have followed the misinformation of the mainstream media."

    http://www.thenewagenda.net/2010/05/02/setting-the-record-straight-sarah-palin-and-sex-education/

  • Pete Petretich

    2016 already looks like a Palin-Bush throw down, but the Establishment will probably convince McGrory-Morris to run so that the Palin vote is diluted.

    Anything so that the Bushies rule over the GOP and Boehner remains drunk and ineffectual…

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Boehner–"drunk and ineffectual"–LOL–thanks, Pete!

      On a serious note, I agree:

      The REAL battle for 2016 is just as much SARAH vs. the BUSHIES as it will be Sarah vs. whomever the Dems put up.

    • Ralph Buttigieg

      G’day,

      Well theres no indication shes going to run but I would like to ask you  and everyone else a question, for what purpose would you like to see her run? What would you expect her to do?

      ta

      Ralph

      • Pete Petretich

        Fighting corruption, fighting waste, fighting cronyism, promoting development, defending life.

        The alternative is Greece, either by the scenic route (Bushies) or by the bullet train (Dems).

        Sarah’s principles are very consistent and she is not ambitious. Plato and many others have held that the non-ambitious are the best leaders.

        • BrianusBerkleianus

          Thanks, Pete–great image: The scenic route or the bullet train!!

          • Pete Petretich

            P.S. Palin is also unambiguously pro-Israel. Israel always appreciates such friends.

            • BrianusBerkleianus

              LOYALTY is one of her brightest characteristics!!

        • Ralph Buttigieg

          G’day,

          The Greek problem is caused by out of control government spending. Sarah is well aware of that but the solution is drastic cuts to government spending which the American people have no interest in, otherwise Obama would not be President. 
          The question is how bad do things have to become before she or some other reformer have a chance of winning? The Brits had bodies literally rotting in the streets before the could stomach Margaret Thatcher.  Remember both the GOP establishment and the MSM will need to be overcome. Will that happen by 2016? 

          ta

          Ralph

          • Pete Petretich

            You sound like a despair-bot.

            Leaders should set high standards. No one else near the top of the GOP food chain is doing so except for Sarah Palin.

            • section9

              Actually, the Lib-Lab Pact in the late Seventies took Britain to the brink.

              There were "Industrial Actions" virtually every other week. British Leyland was a joke of a company (Thatcher eventually sold off the entire thing). Labour was being taken over by Militant Tendency, a left wing racket led by Tony Benn.

              People don’t realize JUST how bad it can get before they need to turn to someone like Thatcher. She was constantly undermined by Ted Heath’s faction within the Tory Party, even after she became Party Leader after the party conference in 1975.

              We’re not where Britain was in the late Seventies, but we’re getting there. Socialism’s advocates are so certain that their conviction is the correct one, that it takes demonstrable failure for conservatism to triumph. I think Palin knows this, which is why she is biding her time while the GOP remains dominated by the men of half-measures and the Democrats are dominated by triumphalist leftists.

          • golfmom3

            What you don’t understand about the U.S. is that this was largely an urban/non-urban election.  The takers don’t want their take reduced.  The earners want to be left alone. Many did not vote at all perhaps due to the dispiriting choices.  In very Mormon Utah, only 57% of citizens eligible to vote did so.  Mitt Romney was the most liberal candidate the GOP elite has run in quite awhile, but the takers find socialism quite alluring.  They want their Obamaphone, Obamacare, and increases in food stamps and other aid — Obama lives a lie which makes it so easy to promise the moon to the rabble and never worry about delivering.

            http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/2012/countymap30701024.png

            The GOPe is in disarray at present and less and less people get their news from the MSM.  We will see what we will see —

          • momofsons

            Drastic cuts! and women who have abortions thrown in jail!  Don’t fall victim to these sentiments this is the meme the establishment on both sides uses successfully to split otherwise very like minded people.   If we had a reformed tax code that was designed to actually bring in revenue rather than bring power to the folks in Washington DC.  Our treasury would bring in significant new revenue on the growth, especially if we reigned in the alphabet soup branch of government by cutting their budgets.    We are not Greece not yet at least.  The US has resources if tapped. 

            • senator20526

               Tell that to my Congressman Paul Gosar……He believes you cant cut enough to make a difference, therefore dont cut anything and get all the earmarks you can for your district so that he can be re-elected……We need to replace these people with real conservatives

  • ZH100

    As Governor Palin has said many times, she advocates for an “all of the above”approach to energy independence which includes solar, wind, nuclear, and clean coal in addition to the more traditional oil, gas, and coal.

    She supported development of renewable energy sources, developing a plan to have 50% of Alaska’s energy to be produced from renewable sources by the year 2025.
    —————————————————————————-

    ‘Palin unveils state energy goals; 2025 GOAL: At least 50 percent of state’s power to be from alternative sources.’    (January , 2009)

    "Gov. Sarah Palin has crossed swords with conservation groups over petroleum drilling, but she earned nothing but praise Friday after announcing the most ambitious renewable energy goals in the nation. At a news conference announcing her statewide energy plan, Palin called for 50 percent of Alaska’s power to be generated by renewable resources by 2025."
    http://www.adn.com/2009/01/16/657216/palin-unveils-state-energy-goals.html#storylink=cpy
    ——————————————————————————————-

    ‘Sarah Palin’s Goal Of 50% Renewable Energy Use In Alaska Signed Into Law’ (June , 2010)

    From the article:

    "One of the first things Barack Obama did, once he took office, was to announce a pretty ambitious goal of having the United States get 25 percent of it’s energy from renewable sources by the year 2025. To date, little if anything, has been done by the Obama regime to reach this goal.

    On January 21, 2009 (Obama’s first full day at work) Sarah Palin, writing in the Wall Street Journal, praised this initiative strongly, while reminding Obama that conventional sources of energy will always be needed. She also announced that she was working on the goal of having Alaska get a full 50 percent of it’s energy from renewables in that same 2025 time frame."
    http://thespeechatimeforchoosing.wordpress.com/2010/06/24/sarah-palin%E2%80%99s-goal-of-50-renewable-energy-use-in-alaska-signed-into-law/

  • ZH100

    ‘Politico: Emails Bolster the Message in ‘The Undefeated’’ (June , 2011)    

    From the article:

    "You know the unprecedented fishing expedition conducted by the Obama compliant media has been an epic fail when even the Politico is forced to admit this whole spectacle will probably end up helping her.  How?  In the video below, Andy Barr discusses the fact that the emails pretty much back up what we’ve known all along: Governor Palin was a very engaged and highly effective Governor.  

    She was an impressive leader who paid attention to all issues, large and small.  Further, the emails bolster the message in The Undefeated by corroborating the fact that she was a fearless, no-nonsense chief executive who took on Big Oil and other outside interests in order to further the interests of those for whom she worked: the citizens of Alaska."

    http://conservatives4palin.com/2011/06/politico-emails-bolster-the-message-in-the-undefeated.html

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks again, ZH!!

      Could ONE PUBLIC FIGURE IN A MILLION have passed the "e-mail test" that the Governor passed??

      I doubt it.

      She is special.

      • ZH100

         You are welcome, Brianus.

      • jerseyflash

        Would Mittens be in the race if someone would have gotten his hard-drive from when he was Mass. Gov….?????
        You think that you would have heard the MSL-zombies asking for help like they asked for help to go over Sarah’s e-mails…if they got thier hands on Mit’s hard-drive ?????

  • cudaforever

    OMGoodness, Fox and Friends is promoting that sleazebag Joe McGinness and are actually interviewing and saying what a "great writer" he is..  Shameful !!!

    • paul

       FOX has finally jumped the shark.

      • cudaforever

        Yeah, they just lost me as a viewer. Not a lot I can do but I can do that !!

        • paul

          FOX is moving left.It is not about what is right but about money.Probably losing sponsors and the PPC in Washington blames FOX for the TEA Party. This is more evidence we need a third party for the people. We the people are the only ones that will fight to save this country.

          • Audrey_I

            Fox has moved Left because the President Obama threatened Fox and the cowardly Roger Ailes caved.

            • juju341

              And, you know this how???  

              • senator20526

                 Didn’t you listen to Greta…..three different occasions, the Administration issued press releases  and left Fox News off the list.

            • jerseyflash

              I like your comment Audrey…I…the word THREATENED lite a light bulb in my small brain…to take a statement from the movie MONEYBALL…Sarah Palin is a THREAT…she changed things in Alaska…she WILL…as "HE" says…TRANSFORM this country back to it’s GREATNESS…Sarah will drive all of the people that have thier hands on the controls and switch’s…go BAT-CRAP…and one last motivating statement from another movie….the owner of Secretariat at the Belmont (last race of the triple crown)…"Let him run"…that I believe will be Sarah’s mind set…when WE elect her POTUS…we all just have to wait for Sarah to say "Game-on"…………

      • c4pfan

        Finally?

      • Jthom26837

         FOX has finally jumped the shark?!?? :-)

         WRONG!!! The Shark Bit FOX News in the ass!!!

        The shark bit Joe McGinniss in the ass as well, but the shark died a few minutes later.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, Billy–Shameful, as you say!

    • generictrainee

      This is insane.

    • Shane Ladd

      Disgusting. Never watch FOX; only video clips of Gov. Palin.

    • section9

      Wow. Just wow.

      Well, I don’t think Palin is going to be there for a long time.

    • ProudAmerican247

      Sarah Palin will be walking away from FAUX if they try to renew her contract.

      Why would she want to be under the thumb of these tainted losers who are as slimy as the radical LIB "news" networks?

      Besides, she’ll have a Presidential campaign that will take up all of her time.

      PALIN POWER 2016 

  • paul

    WTF Joe McGinniss on FOX. The guy who lived next to Gov.Palin and we know the story. The question is now who is worse FOX or MSNBC. I knew McGinniss owed Ailes. 

    • cudaforever

      I just sent a message to their twitter account. They made him out to be a legitimate, GREAT writer. I’m changing the channel

      • paul

        When he goes on the other networks I’m 100% sure they will mention THE book . No more FOX.

    • polarfan

      I’m not surprised -Fox is a supporting member of the corrupt DC GOPE and therefore, will do anything to keep Sarah from running in 2016!

      I never watch these clowns… 

    • Audrey_I

      Conservatives, Tea Party Members and Sarah Palin need a reliable conservative TV networks.  The liberals have total control of NBC and MSNBC, and almost total control of the content on CBS and ABC. The Associated Press articles are thinly disguised propaganda pieces for the Left.

      • ZH100

         "The Associated Press articles are thinly disguised propaganda pieces for the Left."
        ————-

        Exactly!

        And because many newspapers and website are using AP articles they have a wide distribution (and influence) .

    • Kathleen

      Now that they have done this, I wonder if Sarah will renew her contract with them. She does not go where she is not wanted, nor does she reward betrayal.  This is betrayal.

    • jester2939

      What was he on there for? Has he written another book or something?

      I can’t stand him; he’s just a creepy and odious man.

      • blueniner

        Yes, he was pimping a new book and Doosie was kissing his butt.

  • Bill589

    Skimming the MSM a couple times over the last day or so, I caught politicos talking about the many GOP presidential possibilities supposedly considering 2016. One said there are about a dozen of them. Of course – no SP. (‘She who must not be named’ rule still applies.)

    I believe SP may have the same behavioral objective as these dozen – to become president – but her stated goal is way above and beyond anything I’ve heard from these others.

    She said our opponent is the PPC, which includes a corrupt government elite, of two parties, and their crony capitalists.

    The 12 want to beat the Dems and change some policies.
    SP wants to beat the PPC and restore our republic.
    Noone compares to SP. She aims much, much higher.

    I don’t believe we win with any of these 12. I’m sure many will try to convince us that any one of them is "better than the Dem." And they’ll have a point. And there will be arguments on our side. And I might choose to curtail my blogging for the last months of the campaign again. But with the 12 we lose either way.

    - OR -

    We win with Sarh Palin.

    In history, I don’t see leaders like SP popping up every 2 or 4 years. When we’re lucky, it’s every 2 or 4 generations.

    She has the capability. And going by all who know her and write about her – she is not one to sit around and watch her cub’s country be destroyed. Combining what they write, with that of the record of her repeated behavior and accomplishments in her life, I figure that adds up to SP going Momma Grizzly on our enemies’ behinds.

    A campaign battle like none before, largely because it will be against BOTH corrupt parties, may start at a different time and in a different way than a typical campaign. I trust SP’s judgement.

    SP – 2016 United we stand.

    • golfmom3

      http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/Sen-Paul-Discusses-Running-For-President-181703741.html

      Even Rand Paul approaches the issues by nibbling around the edges — he would "increase the taxes on the rich" by cutting Medicare and SS benefits to the wealthy.  I thought that was the beauty of those programs: that all people regardless of demographics contributed the same and benefited the same.  Once you start discriminating like this, it can never stop.  Rand is trying to walk a fine line between outside and the PPC and I’m afraid he’ll slip.

      Gov. Palin is the leader on the issue of corruption — which is likely the main drain on the federal budget from aid packages to federal contracts to duplicated programs and fraud.  You are exactly right — Gov Palin wants to beat the PPC and restore the republic.  Forceful leadership of a campaign to break the PPC could draw many fellow warriors –

      • paul

        These politicians work for us. If you had an employee who steals, lies, doesn’t do the job and is corrupt you would fire them.

      • bedr1

        Actually that’s a good way to do it, rather see that than an increase on taxes on rich. The don’t use Medicare anyway

        • golfmom3

          You probably need to add your definition of "rich" since it varies. And that’s the old Wimpy philosophy — I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today. 

          It’s a bit short-sighted because even the wealthy do not know what the future holds and what they are actually giving up with this acquiescence.  It’s still discrimination.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Great; thanks, Bill!!

    • Audrey_I

      We have One political party and Two factions.

      • generictrainee

        I’m not sure there’s more then one faction any more , two PR firms.

        • wodiej

          or money laundering mobsters

    • suehimel

       Bill, loved the reference to ‘She who must not be named’  And I think the refusal to name her is for the same reason the witches and wizards in Harry Potter books won’t name Voldermort….fear.

      • jester2939

        Exactly!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LKQGRU7JB5DLICZUYOBSLPZM7M Ed from justice

      Lets hope she is reloading right now.  I get stuff frm SarahPac, but I really want to hear her say something.  I think she will let the "fiscal cliff" thing play out first .  I think the House should not vote on it until the Balanced Budget bill is voted either up or down in the Senate.  That way anything that happnes good or bad will be on the Democrats.  If the BB bill gets voted on, I think it will pass.  Then we know where we are spending wise and a one time tax surcharge will balance the books and we can start over. Meantime, we could do a stop-gap thing to keep everything as is until the states vote on the BB ammendment.

    • lyndaaquarius

      am in total agreement with all you say. Every 2 to 4 generations is so right on!
       

  • wodiej

    ?"Pray without ceasing." 1 Thessalonians 5:17

  • Shane Ladd

    At the Kennedy Center, Obama grins and honors dirty Dave Letterman, who thinks the sexual assault of under-age girls by professional athletes is oh, so funny. That tells us all we need to know about this president.

    • SusanWo4p

      Not to mention the fact that dirty ol’ man Dave was sexually pursuing the show’s young female hired hands behind his wife’s back  

  • Gelston

    My perfect wife went to the Tri-Cities of Washington State to visit a friend. She stopped at the local pastry shop and brought home "spud-nuts"
    She did not know that Sarah Palin had mentioned this shop a year or two ago.

    She was surprised by how happy I was by the coincidence.
    and, by the way, she gave them an excellent rating herself, and she does not have a big sweet tooth.

    I stand with Sarah Palin

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, Gelston, for sharing this with us!!

      I stand with Sarah Palin.

  • WEL2

    The Democrats want us to go over the cliff. They want the revenue that they will get when everyone’s taxes go up. (Raising taxes on only those earning 250,000 or more gets only a drop in the bucket of the revenue they want.) They want to make a big cut in defense spending. They always want to do that.

    When we go over the cliff, the Democrats will accuse the Republicans of being the cause. That accusation will stick if the Republicans do not now cal out the Democrats and inform the American people that the Democrats want us to go over the cliff. The Republican leaders in Congress should hold a press conference every day in which they tell the American people what the Democrat’s game is.

    • Gelston

      my bet from 20 years ago is that the Congress will go after 401(K)s and IRAs.
      they are not going to let these go untaxed

    • bedr1

      Actually Obama doesn’t, he wants a deal to say he adverted the cliff, it is even better if we do nothing, because the cliff came and gone long ago. Bottom line is we have the exact same economy as we did when Obama said it would be foolish to raise taxes, he didn’t then he won’t now.

      Let there be an Obama Cliff, don’t give him that opportunity.

      • WEL2

        We will soon see which of us is right.

  • paul

    Just sent FOX an E-mail. Any books by Fox people are off the shopping list after McGinniss.

    • blueniner

      Do you have thier e-mail site?

  • Polarbearpapa

    Psalm 83

    1 O God, do not keep silent;
    be not quiet, O God, be not still.

    2 See how your enemies are astir,
    how your foes rear their heads.

    3 With cunning they conspire against your people;
    they plot against those you cherish.

    4 “Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation,
    that the name of Israel be remembered no more.”

    5 With one mind they plot together;
    they form an alliance against you—

    6 the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
    of Moab and the Hagrites,

    7 Gebal,a Ammon and Amalek,
    Philistia, with the people of Tyre.

    8 Even Assyria has joined them
    to lend strength to the descendants of Lot.       Selah

    9 Do to them as you did to Midian,
    as you did to Sisera and Jabin at the river Kishon,

    10 who perished at Endor
    and became like refuse on the ground.

    11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb,
    all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,

    12 who said, “Let us take possession
    of the pasturelands of God.”

    13 Make them like tumbleweed, O my God,
    like chaff before the wind.

    14 As fire consumes the forest
    or a flame sets the mountains ablaze,

    15 so pursue them with your tempest
    and terrify them with your storm.

    16 Cover their faces with shame
    so that men will seek your name, O Lord.

    17 May they ever be ashamed and dismayed;
    may they perish in disgrace.

    18 Let them know that you, whose name is the Lord—
    that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.

  • SusanWo4p

    Anyone else getting tired of the Drudge Report’s misleading news items?
     
    He’ll post something alarming…and when you click on it, it’s an issue that is going on in ANOTHER COUNTRY…not even related to the US….or he’ll just post a completely misleading headline; the other day he posted that a man had been ARRESTED FOR TELLING CHILDREN SANTA CLAUS DIDN’T EXIST….but when you read the article you found it the guy was really arrested for being drunk in public.
     
    It’s like THE LITTLE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF…I am tired of wasting my time clicking on misleading headlines.  

    • Polarbearpapa

       I took Drudge off my fav list…months and months  ago when he put a badmouthing on everyone but O’Romney……If I want slanted journalism…..all I need to do is go to the alphabet channels…

    • bedr1

      Drudge is a lackey of the Establishment GOP

    • jester2939

      Yep. I used to check Drudge first thing in the morning and several times a day after that. But, like you, I found the headlines didn’t match the article, and I haven’t been to that site in some time.

  • Polarbearpapa

    Lets start the day off right…..

    Madison Rising – The Star Spangled Banner   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8C7i9kdEf8

    • korn8131

      Thanks my friend!

  • HuntingMoose

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    Whitehouse aid: with these republicans we would still have slavery.

    Yes indeed. If Lincoln had the same lack of backbone as the GOP shows after the election, the lying democrats would have been able to keep their slavery. They are still upset that they lost but for sure, under the cover of socialism and the national debt, they are getting back in their game. Only now enslaving all of us

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-aide-these-republicans-thered-still-be-slavery-today_664397.html

  • Christopher H Fromme

    To Steve F. I emailed links of the Charlotte Allen article LA Times Chicago Trib, etc to the editorial Dept of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review-Colin McNickle  Mentioned that we did not need another run of Santorum or Bush.  The Trib trashed Santorum during the 2012 primary season  I guessed on Charlotte’s email but did put the LA Times correct address     Ron Devito has my e-mail

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